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What Have You Done To Your 3rd Gen Today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by hamiltonuh60, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. Mar 9, 2021 at 10:51 AM
    stuka

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    Dropped my Pro off for full front and tailgate PPF and whole car ceramic coating.

    Should hopefully have it on Saturday.
     
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  2. Mar 9, 2021 at 10:53 AM
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    The door panels have to come off to do this, but they're so easy to remove it's not really a big deal.
     
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  3. Mar 9, 2021 at 10:55 AM
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    added tailgate letters that really should have come with it. IMG_1991.HEIC.jpg
     
  4. Mar 9, 2021 at 11:00 AM
    BEAR_KNIFE_FIGHT

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    Hey, sorry about the delay -- we got busy at work.

    I think your best bet is to talk to Headstrong -- they do a great job recommending the right kit for your needs!
     
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  5. Mar 9, 2021 at 11:05 AM
    BEAR_KNIFE_FIGHT

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    Yep, the different coils are different spring rates by weight -- it's the weight required to compress the spring 1", as well as by spring height/length, which is the height of the coiled spring.

    For the 5100s, the shock [not the spring] has an adjustable seat/perch that the spring sits on, that also allows you to adjust the coilover [spring+shock together] height.

    Most higher-end coilover systems [ADS, King, Icon, Locked, etc] have threaded shock bodies that allow infinite adjustment of the spring height for dialing in the suspension.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2021 at 11:17 AM
    johnnyroid

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    It's probably full of crayons.....
     
  7. Mar 9, 2021 at 11:19 AM
    Tiny's Taco

    Tiny's Taco The Wanderer

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    That's a horrible idea. What time?
    If they're the edible kind, I hope it's full.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2021 at 11:20 AM
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    Emergency rations!

    Yeah there are a few different designs, would have been easier to just buy one but hey I made it....only took 12.5hrs to print LOL
     
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  9. Mar 9, 2021 at 11:24 AM
    Tiny's Taco

    Tiny's Taco The Wanderer

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    That's a horrible idea. What time?
    That's the corpsman's truck.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2021 at 11:55 AM
    ryanvar42

    ryanvar42 That is your opinion. It is wrong.

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    One of the reasons why I bought this truck is because it’s small and fit in the garage I don’t like parking outside
     
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  11. Mar 9, 2021 at 12:11 PM
    MN 21 TRD SPORT

    MN 21 TRD SPORT Fights on, fox 2!

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    Photo of CBI Overland bolt on rock sliders(DOM) powder coated.

    Ordered these during the black friday sale back in November with an original delivery date at the end of January. They required full payment and a $350 freight shipping charge when I placed the order. The end of January came and went without any correspondence from CBI so I emailed them to get a status update. They gave me a new estimated ship date of the beginning of March but I voiced my dissatisfaction and surprise!, they showed up mid February.

    The sliders were well packaged and the $350 delivery went smoothly. I was surprised that there wasn't a CBI logo laser cut into the top plate like there is on the kickout version but the sliders look very high quality and the power coating is good. Installation was a breeze with the CBI YouTube video however, the day after the install a loud ping could be heard from the front passenger side. Upon inspection there wasn't enough clearance between the front of the slider and the body. On the 2021, I'm not sure about other Tacomas, the body extends down just a couple millimeters at a seam/joint at the bottom of the front fender. So, the slider and body were making contact and rubbing as the frame was flexing during normal driving. The only way I could install the slider and get enough clearance was by having my son stand on the front of the slider as I bolted it into place. It seems to me that these could've used a little more adjustment available. After driving around for a week the slider has remained in position and still has the clearance it needs. (If you zoom in on the picture you can see where the slider made a notch for itself in the body as it rubbed)

    In hindsight I think I would've liked to try Mobtown since I've seen them very active and helpful on this forum. Or go with a good local fab shop so you don't have to pay extraordinary shipping costs or have to wait three months to get them. I'm sure these CBI sliders will work fine and last a long time. YMMV
     
  12. Mar 9, 2021 at 12:38 PM
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    That looks really nice I have had these in my mod pile for awhile, so this gives me the inspiration to install mine this weekend. I plan on getting a few extra panel clips as I've heard they can fall down into the door well and be lost forever. Knowing my luck if I don't have extras, I will lose some. If I do have extras, it won't happen.
     
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  13. Mar 9, 2021 at 12:41 PM
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    Started cooking something up for the bed. 20210309_124000.jpg
     
  14. Mar 9, 2021 at 1:08 PM
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    Nice Pok3r
     
  15. Mar 9, 2021 at 1:14 PM
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    Without question, the best "mod" I've seen throughout this entire thread. Your mother is obviously a rad lady. I wish she sold these... I'd be the first to order.
     
  16. Mar 9, 2021 at 1:17 PM
    MN 21 TRD SPORT

    MN 21 TRD SPORT Fights on, fox 2!

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    Just trying to catch up with all the mods I've done lately.

    First up: Spartan X Customs scoop light. This thing rocks! WAAAAAY better that I was expecting and worth the price. All correspondence was through Instagram so I had to use my kid for that. It took a little more than a month to get it in my hands and then they emailed my the install videos in 13 segments but this thing fits like a glove. The light bar goes right into the scoop like they were made for each other. The wiring harness and relay have braided lines and OEM style plugs and switch. I mean the whole thing looks OEM. As for performance, I have mine shining through the scoop grill for a stealth look and it still throws far and floods wide. The middle LEDs are clear spot lights and the outers are diffused floods. With this light on and everything else off, it's like having my brights on. When I have both this and my brights running, all the gaps are filled in and it's just a wall of clean light. I highly recommend this for anyone with an otherwise useless scoop.

    Next: Baja Designs S2Pro ditch lights. I ordered these in the wide cornering pattern with a wiring harness. I also ordered the Cali Raised low pro mounts and easily installed/bolted these onto my truck first. The lights went on next without issue and as per the instructions. I've read that others have had nuts/bolts/washers issues but I did not. The BD wiring harness that I got easily spanned the engine compartment and each light had its own dedicated wires to the relay. The switch that came with the harness is VERY basic and doesn't match the interior of the Tacoma but options are available. Otherwise the harness is pretty sloppy/floppy when compared to the Spartan X harness/switch.
    After trying to piggyback these ditch lights with the scoop light to no avail, I ran them separate and got them running. My impression was that the wide cornering version wasn't for me but might be great for slow tight spaces. I need a light that throws far as I'm flying down the highway so I don't plow a deer. So, I ordered the clear spot covers direct from Baja Designs and they are AMAZING. They throw very far and spread my wall of light wide enough to increase safety.

    Last: Dancing hula girl. Makes me smile. Enough said...
     
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  17. Mar 9, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    Dang, I stand corrected. :anonymous:
     
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  18. Mar 9, 2021 at 1:20 PM
    Tacospike

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    Yeah, the spartan bar in probably one of my fav's. People see and look at my truck and still don't notice it. Thought about upgrading to the black stealth version but I like seeing it, he didn't have that option when I got mine, or the amber back lit option
     
  19. Mar 9, 2021 at 1:27 PM
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    @Minny Taco ~~ Yes. The one on my 3rd gen was on my 2nd gen.
     
  20. Mar 9, 2021 at 1:30 PM
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    @Taco de Naranja ~~ I have some that I've never installed. They wont fit on my new headlights.
     
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